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Bridgerweight update: Geovany Bruzon stops Germán García

Source: WBC Geovany Bruzon TKO8 Germán García... Last Saturday at the Polideportivo Centenario de Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Cuban-born Geovany Bruzon defeated Mexican Germán García, in a bridgerweight fight. Bruzon (6-0) stopped Garcia via eighth-round technical knock out. Garcia is now 7-3. For the uninitiated, bridgerweight is a...

Top Rank hires Brian Kelly as Chief Revenue Officer

Press Release Nevada-based promoter Top Rank has announced Brian Kelly will join the company in the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer. Kelly will be responsible for cultivating corporate partnerships in an era when live sports and fan engagement are increasingly crucial assets for sponsors and advertisers. Top Rank promotes...

Jessie Vargas off the fight scehdule

Source: Twitter Inactive for 13 months and counting, former junior middleweight title holder Jessie Vargas used his social media account to tell fans he is no longer scheduled to fight: "Unfortunately I will no longer be fighting on May 8th. We hope to confirm my fight date soon.  Thank you for your...

The WBC explains its ridiculous franchise championship rule

By Mauricio Sulaiman The WBC introduced the "franchise boxer" concept and rule a couple of years ago. The franchise boxer is a special designation and privileged status which the WBC may bestow to a current WBC world champion, who is also an elite boxer, and who has achieved and maintains the highest of stature in the sport.  Under governing...

Teenager John Hedges says he's improved after tough pro debut

Press Release Eighteen year-old John Hedges (1-0) says he can’t wait to showcase the improvements he has made under new trainer Mark Tibbs when he takes on Stanko Jermelic (0-5) in a four round light heavyweight contest this Saturday April 10th, shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN elsewhere. "The Gentleman" had a...

Results from Uzbekistan: Dusmatov and Madrimov gain victories

Press Release Hasanboy Dusmatov TKO2 Muhsin Kizota...  In Uzbekistan, 2016 Olympic champion Hasanboy Dusmatov scored a second-round TKO against Tanzania's Muhsin Kizota inthe light flyweight division. Dusmatov (17-0 including the World Series of Boxing) showed his punching power, using a strong left hand to send the Tanzanian to the canvas...

Results from Nigeria

Source: WBF Rilliwan Babatunde TKO12 Salehe Mkalekwa... Two highly touted Nigerian boxers passed their biggest tests on Friday night, April 2, at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. Welterweight Rilliwan “Babyface” Babatunde had his hands full in trying to open up former African titlist Salehe Mkalekwa from Tanzania, who from early on...

Late results from Sonora, Mexico

Press Release Alan Solis W10 Jonathan Aguilar... Mexican featherweight Alan “Lachorro” Solis (13-0-1, 7 KOs) outboxed Jonathan “El Fenix” Aguilar (19-9, 15 KOs), from start to finish for a unanimous ten-round unanimous decision  on UFC Fight Pass at Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sonora, Mexico. Aguilar has ring experience...

Akhmadaliev retains titles via premature stoppage

By Scott Shaffer Murodjon Akhmadaliev TKO5 Ryosuke Iwasa... Murodjon Akhmadaliev, fighting in his home country of Uzbekistan, did not need any home cooking to defeat Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa on Saturday, but he got it anyway. Akhmadaliev was dominating Iwasa in the fifth round, but the referee suddenly and wrongly stopped the fight while...

Carl Frampton retirement announcement

Source: MTK Northern Ireland's two-division champion Carl Frampton announced his career has come to an end, as he retired following his loss to Jamel Herring on Saturday. Frampton came up short in his bid to become a three-weight world champion, but retires after winning world titles at super bantamweight and featherweight. His...

Jamel Herring post-fight quotes

Source: MTK Jamel Herring retained his WBO super featherweight title after stopping Carl Frampton in the sixth round of their fight in Dubai on Saturday. Here is what Herring (23-2) had to say afterwards: “It’s been a lovely time out here in Dubai. The people have been so welcoming. I wanted to do more but had to take care of business,...

Tursynbay Kulakhmet continues his rapid rise at 154 pounds

Source: MTK Tursynbay Kulakhmet KO1 Heber Rondon... Rapidly rising Tursynbay Kulakhmet (3-0, 2 KOs) of Kazakhstan produced a statement victory in Dubai, taking less than two minutes to secure a massive round-one knockout win over Heber Rondon (20-1, 13 KOs) of Venezuela. It was the junior middleweight Kulakhmet’s first fight under new...

Shannon Courtenay blocks her opponent on Twitter

Press Release Shannon Courtenay says that she won’t let Ebanie Bridges' “mind games” get to her as their clash for the vacant WBA bantamweight title on Saturday April 10th draws closer, with all of the action shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsehwere. Coutenay, "The Baby Face Assassin" (6-1, 3 KOs) has...

Herring retires Frampton

By Scott Shaffer Jamel Herring TKO6 Carl Frampton... Former United States Marine Jamel Herring made a triumphant return to the Middle East, retaining his WBO 130-pound championships with a sixth-round stoppage of Northern Ireland's Carl Frampton. For the first three rounds, the 5'5" Frampton could not overcome the height advantage he ceded to...

Nietes ends long hiatus with a decision win

By Scott Shaffer Donnie Nietes W10 Pablo Carillo... Former four-division champion Donnie Nietes of the Phillipines, now 38 years old, returned from two-plus years of inactivity to defeat Pablo Carillo of Colombia by unanimous ten-round decision. Official scores were 96-95. 98-92 and 99-91, all for Nietes. While the ESPN crew saw it as a...

Today: unified champ Murodjon Akhmadaliev defends titles on DAZN

Press Release Murodjon Akhmadaliev says he will target his fellow 122-pound champions if he can successfully defend his WBA and IBF titles against Ryosuke Iwasa at the Humo Arena in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, live worldwide on DAZN on Saturday (7am PT/10am ET/3pm GMT/7pm local). Akhmadaliev (11-2 including the World Series of Boxing)...

Busy day for Uzbekistan boxers

Press Release In the evening’s chief support bout on the DAZN-broadcast show in Uzbekistan, 140-pounder Shakhram Giyasov (11-3 including the World Series of Boxing) returns home for his first pro fight in his homeland. With over a million Instagram followers and massive popularity in his home country, ‘Wonderboy’ rose to fame after...

Weigh-in report from Dubai

Source: MTK Jamel Herring and Carl Frampton both made weight in Dubai as they prepare for their WBO super featherweight title fight on Saturday. The D4G Promotions event takes place at Caesars Palace Dubai on Saturday, as Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) squares off with defending champion Herring (22-2, 10 KOs). The two fighters weighed in...

Roy Jones would like to fight Oscar De La Hoya

Press Release Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KOs), has let it be known that he is willing to battle Oscar De La Hoya (39-6, 30 KOs), who has said he plans a ring return to the ring fight this summer on Triller. "I spoke to Roy today and he is feeling great, and is willing to fight Oscar De La Hoya," said Alfy Smith, Roy Jones Jr.'s trainer. "I...

April 17th Quebec City postponed

Press Release Considering the tightening of health measures in Quebec [due to a coronavirus resurgence], Eye of the Tiger Management is decided to postpone its boxing show which was set for April 17th at the Videotron Center in Quebec City. More information on the make-up date will be divulged shortly. Since the outbreak of the...

Introducing Yazidi middleweight Badien "Bad Man" Hasso

Press Release Star Boxing has signed middleweight Badien "Bad Man" Hasso (19-0 with 10 KOs). Badien first laced up the gloves at the age of 9. His skills were showcased internationally as he represented Germany multiple times as an amateur. Rated in the top of his weight class, Badien finished as the runner-up twice in the German...

Herring-Frampton final presser quotes from Dubai

Press Release WBO 130-pound champion Jamel Herring and challenger Carl Frampton both made their intentions perfectly clear as they squared off at their final press conference ahead of Saturday’s title fight. The D4G Promotions event takes place at Caesars Palace Dubai on Saturday, as Frampton (28-2, 16 KOs) bids to become a...

Ennis on Lipinets: "It’s just another day in the office"

Press Release Undefeated Jaron “Boots” Ennis will look to cement his status as a rising star in the welterweight division when he takes on former IBF junior welterweight champion Sergey Lipinets in a twelve-round battle on Showtime on Saturday, April 10th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event....

Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez to face Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr.

Press Release Junior welterweight Elvis “The Dominican Kid” Rodriguez will take a step up in opposition level when he faces Chicago native and one-time U.S. amateur standout Kenneth “Bossman” Sims Jr. over  eight rounds on May 22nd. Rodriguez-Sims is one of three junior welterweight bouts featured on ESPN's broadcast. Already announced...

Troy Williamson to face Kieran Smith in battle of unbeaten Brits

Press Release Unbeaten 154-pounders will collide as Troy Williamson goes up against Kieran Smith in a final eliminator for the British title on April 30th. The fight takes place on a Queensberry Promotions event at the Copper Box Arena in London, on the undercard of the Moruti Mthalane vs. Sunny Edwards IBF world flyweight title fight...

Undercard bout added to Triller's April 17th show

Press Release Junior middleweight Lorenzo Simpson will be part of the Jake Paul-headlined Triller Fight Club event later this month. The card takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday April 17th. Youtuber Jake Paul’s fight with mixed martial artist Ben Askren headlines. Simpson (9-0, 5 KOs) is due to take on...

Ring City back on April 22nd with Jermaine Franklin vs. Stephan Shaw

Press Release Ring City USA, the new sports media startup that debuted a Thursday night boxing series in November 2020, will host its next live event from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. on Thursday, April 22nd. The event, which will be headlined by a match-up of two undefeated American heavyweights, will be televised on...

DiBella Entertainment sues O'Shaquie Foster for breach of contract

By Scott Shaffer DiBella Entertainment has filed a lawsuit in United States district court against junior lightweight contender O’Shaquie Foster after Foster claimed he was no longer under contract to the New York promoter. The lawsuit, filed by veteran boxing attorney John Wirt, makes it clear that this lawsuit is about one issue:...

Conor Benn wants to fight Amir Khan or Kell Brook

Press Release British welterweight Conor Benn hopes for a huge domestic clash with Amir Khan or Kell Brook should he get past Samuel Vargas, but "The Destroyer" insists there is no chance of him overlooking the Canadian-Colombian warrior on Saturday April 10th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. Benn...

Haney to face Linares on May 29th

Edited Press Release Devin "The Dream" Haney will defend his WBC [regular] lightweight title against former three-division champion Jorge Linares at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday, May 29th. The event will air live worldwide on DAZN. Information on tickets will be released soon. The spotlight will be on Haney (25-0, 18...

Lipinets expecting "old-school melee" vs. Ennis

Press Release Former IBF 140-pound champion Sergey Lipinets shared insights into his training camp as he prepares to take on rising welterweight star Jaron “Boots” Ennis in a twelve-round battle that headlines on Showtime Saturday, April 10th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. in a Premier Boxing Champions event. The 32...

Weigh-in report from Los Mochis, Mexico

Press Release Here are the boxers' official weights for Thursday's UFC Fight Pass show in Los Mochis, Sonora, Mexico:Featherweights, 10 rounds Alan Solis (12-0-1, 7 KOs), Ciudad Juarez, 125 ½ pounds -vs.- Jonathan Aguilar (19-8, 15 KOs), Tuxtia Gutierrez, 127 ½;Welterweights, 8 rounds Mauricio Pintor (23-3-1, 14 KOs), Mexico City...

Ebanie Bridges looking forward to world title shot vs. Shannon Courtenay

Press Release Australia's  Ebanie Bridges says she will go down as a ‘folk hero’ in the UK if she beats Watford’s Shannon Courtenay when they clash for the vacant WBA bantamweight title on Saturday April 10th, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and elsewhere. Bridges celebrated her return to the ring after more than a...

MTK plans show for Mexico

Press Release MTK Global and Miura announced a boxing event taking place in Monterrey, Mexico on Friday April 16th. In the main event, super featherweight Neslan Machado (17-0, 8 KOs) returns, taking on Brandon Romero (11-1-1, 6 KOs) in a ten-round clash. Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (42-10, 16 KOs) is back, facing...

Tszyu body attack overwhelms Hogan

By Scott Shaffer Tim Tszyu TKO5 Dennis Hogan ... Junior middleweight contender Tim Tszyu proved he is ready for a world title fight. In Australia today, Tszyu overcame a cut over his left eye, caused by an accidental butt in the first round, and broke down the respected Dennis Hogan of Ireland with a punishing body attack. Tszyu knocked Hogan...

Undercard results from Australia: wins for Tapia and Fleming

Source: MTK Global Mateo Tapia TKO4 Renold Quinlan... On the Tim Tszyu undercard at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in New South Wales, Mateo Tapia (13-0, 8 KOs) defeated former IBO title holder  Renold Quinlan (12-8, 8 KOs) with a dominant performance from the 22 year-old. The super middleweight Tapia stopped Quinlan in the fourth round....

Andy Ruiz: "I don’t think I’ve ever been truly 100 percent dedicated until now"

Press Release Former IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight world champion Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. previewedhis comeback fight against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola previewed their heavyweight showdown during a virtual press conference Tuesday before they battle in a FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View main event Saturday, May 1 from Dignity Health...

WBA disgraces itself by sanctioning Gabriels-Gaytan for a world title

Edited Press Release The WBA announced that Hanna Gabriels will face Martha Lara Gaytán for the vacant WBA light heavyweight world title. The bout will take place on April 17th at the Fiesta Casino in San Jose, Costa Rica. Even thugh there are not a lot of competitive women boxers in the upper weight classes, Gaytan is grossly unqualified for...

Top Rank adds Zepeda-Campa to May 22nd card

Source: WBC Junior welterweight contender José Zepeda (33-2, 26 KOs, 2 NC) will face Mexico's Pedro Campa (32-1-1, 21 KOs), on May 22 in Las Vegas, on the May 22nd card that will see José Ramírez and Josh Taylor unifying all four titles in the same weight class. ESPN will broadcast the card presented by Top Rank. [Still no...

A few words with Jamel Herring

Press Release WBO 130-pound champion Jamel Herring says he wants to be known as one of the best Marines to represent in the sport of boxing, ahead of his huge title against Carl Frampton this weekend. The two men collide at Caesars Palace Dubai on Saturday, in what is the biggest fight to ever take place in the region. Herring (22-2, 10...